The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation

  • MA


235 W. Foster Street
United States

About Us

Visitors to the Fells enjoy scenery and tranquility while hiking, jogging, or walking and observing its natural and cultural features. The birding is exceptional, as the Friends' blog attests.  Others take photos, picnic, and explore with their families the public trails crisscrossing the 3,000-acre preserve.

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In winter, wonderful opportunities to to sled, cross-country ski, and snowshoe also abound.  

Helping to preserve the experience for these visitors is the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, an organization whose mission is to enhance the natural and historic resources of the Fells, a vast preserve of set-aside land located just north of Greater Boston. In this effort the Friends assist the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in educating the public about the natural, cultural, and appropriate recreational features in the Fells.

In addition, the Friends sponsor and conduct natural and cultural history programs and recreational hikes year-round to increase public awareness and appreciation of the Reservation. We also assist local youth and school groups in community service projects, including "Adopt-a-Trail" and hiking trail restoration options supported by DCR Greenways & Trails.

The Friends are strong advocates for preservation. In 2005 Friends donations supplemented both a DCR grant and funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to begin restoration of the historic Tudor Barn on Spot Pond.

Our members are highly involved and dedicated to preserving the Fells. The Friends works with local and regional conservation groups, and helps develop policies through collaboration with local and state agencies and elected officials.

Please check out our Volunteer Form today to learn more about working with us.  We hope to see you in the Fells!